Review by Booklist Review
These books may not contain actual secrets, but they sure are interesting. The loosely structured format in the compact titles and the interspersions of quizzes, stats, and fun facts sometimes give the flow of information a scattershot feel, but there is organization. Secrets of the National Parks begins with the history of the park system and moves on to activities at national parks. Next it introduces various parks' flora and fauna, examines their natural wonders and lookout points, and offers a selection of special tourist attractions. The text in both books is written in a spritely style that neatly pairs with the bright, easy-to-read format, which will attract readers. Stylized graphic illustrations add to the fun. The Secrets series is a good jumping-off point for kids who are just learning about our national treasures and a fine beginning guide for those lucky enough to be seeing the sights for themselves.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2016 Booklist
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Review by School Library Journal Review
Gr 3-5-Weintraub provides a host of statistics, historical stories, and other fun details about U.S. national parks in this pocket-size volume. Simple but engaging passages are interspersed with fact lists, quizzes, and word searches to engage readers. The illustrations are colorful and abundant. The information is organized into brief chapters that center on a particular topic or theme: "On the Trail," "Animal Hideouts," "Underground Mysteries," etc. This topical organization keeps students focused on the concept of the parks as opposed to jumping from one locale to another. VERDICT A fact-filled and enjoyable introduction to the U.S. National Park Service.-Kelly Kingrey-Edwards, Blinn Junior College, Brenham, TX © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Review by Horn Book Review
With their neat, colorful layouts punctuated by satisfying nuggets of information, these small, attractive books will appeal to young travelers and their adult companions. With large print and generic graphics (photographs would have been better), these guides feature regular inserts of quizzes, word searches, and "Fun Facts" breaking up brief narratives on unique aspects and historical events relevant to the various places covered. [Review covers the following titles: Secrets of Our Nation's Capital and Secrets of the National Parks.] (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
(c) Copyright The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.